Advanced Television


Dang, Schäfer named RTL Deutschland co-CEOs

Following the decision to combine RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr as of January 1st 2022, RTL Group has announced changes to the management of RTL Deutschland. Effective immediately, Matthias Dang and Stephan Schäfer will take over the leadership of RTL Deutschland as co-CEOs. The former CEO of RTL Deutschland, Bernd Reichart, will leave RTL […]

September 1, 2021

Adtran merges with ADVA

Adtran has announced a merger with ADVA to create a global, scaled provider of end-to-end fibre networking solutions for communications service provider, enterprise and government customers. The merger combines Adtran’s global prowess in fibre access, fibre extension and subscriber connectivity solutions with ADVA’s expertise in metro wavelength division multiplexing, data centre interconnect, business ethernet and […]

August 31, 2021

Germany: SES launching HD+ ToGo app

Subscribers to SES’s German HD media platform will soon be able to access channels on their mobile devices with the launch of a new streaming app, HD+ ToGo. As an extension of SES’s satellite television HD+ service, the new mobile service will give users full streaming access to over 50 HD channels in the palm […]

August 31, 2021

Splendid Medien acquires maxdome

Videociety, a subsidiary of Germany media company Splendid Medien, has reached an agreement with Joyn, the ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery joint venture, to acquire its maxdome VoD store. With the takeover, effective from October 1st, the Splendid Group says it intends to further expand its VoD business. Financial terms were not disclosed. “We are seeing an […]

August 18, 2021

ProSiebenSat.1 sees “dynamic recovery” in Q2

ProSiebenSat.1 Group has reported a “dynamic recovery” in its portfolio in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the pandemic-impacted previous year’s quarter. The German broadcasting group generated record revenues with an increase of 48 per cent to €1.04 billion (previous year: €709 million) – the highest figure ever achieved by ProSiebenSat.1 in a second […]

August 5, 2021

Germany: Vevo Pop on rlaxx TV

The new ad-supported German streaming service, rlaxx TV, has partnered with Vevo to add Vevo Pop, the pop-genre music video linear channel, to its channel portfolio. rlaxx TV’s smart TV app functions like traditional TV, in which viewers can easily flip through various linear-programmed channels. Vevo Pop presents a curated offering, including official premium music […]

August 4, 2021

SES to broadcast FTA news channel BILD

WeltN24, a subsidiary of Axel Springer, will be launching its new free-to-air, HD news channel, BILD, in August via SES’s prime Astra neighbourhood 19.2 degrees East in a new multi-year capacity agreement. The new agreement will also see SES continue to broadcast Welt and N24 Doku, two channels that are also owned by WeltN24. Additionally, […]

July 21, 2021

ProSiebenSat.1 Group raises FY outlook

ProSiebenSat.1 Group recorded a strong recovery in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the pandemic impacted previous-year quarter. Following this substantial and profitable growth, the Group also again increases its outlook for financial year 2021. On the basis of preliminary and unaudited figures, Group revenues rose by 47 per cent to around €1,045 million […]

July 20, 2021

NBA expands broadcast deal with DAZN

The NBA has announced a multiyear broadcast partnership expansion with DAZN, the OTT sports subscription service. The deal will provide basketball fans in Austria, Germany and Switzerland with even more access to NBA games and content; The expanded partnership now features NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour-a-day channel featuring live and archive NBA games every week, […]

July 20, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Iskratel to introduce powerful fibre optic services at Gigabit Summit 2021

Iskratel, a European ICT provider, will be presenting its new Optical Network Terminal and Optical Line Terminal (ONT / OLT) products and services designed for modern fibre optic networks at the Gigabit Summit in Hessen, Germany this week. The annual conference is aimed at highlighting the expansion and further development of digital infrastructures. Iskratel’s Patrick […]

July 14, 2021